Konstantin Chernenko

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Konstantin Chernenko
Константин Черненко
Черненко Константин Устинович, партийный билет (cropped).jpg
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
9 February 1984 – 10 March 1985
Preceded byYuri Andropov
Succeeded byMikhail Gorbachev
Chairman of the Presidium of the
Supreme Soviet
In office
11 April 1984 – 10 March 1985
Preceded byYuri Andropov
Succeeded byAndrei Gromyko
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
10 November 1982 – 9 February 1984
Preceded byYuri Andropov
Succeeded byMikhail Gorbachev
Personal details
BornKonstantin Ustinovich Chernenko
(1911-09-24)24 September 1911
Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died10 March 1985(1985-03-10) (aged 73)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Cause of deathEmphysema and heart failure
Resting placeKremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow, Russian Federation
CitizenshipSoviet
NationalityUkrainian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Faina Vassilyevna Chernenko
Anna Dmitrievna Lyubimova
ChildrenAlbert Chernenko
Vera Chernenko
Yelena Chernenko
Vladimir Chernenko
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Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (Russian language: Константи́н Усти́нович Черне́нко September 24, 1911 – March 10, 1985) was the leader of the Soviet Union for a short time. He became the leader in 1984. He had emphysema, hepatitis and cirrhosis. He ruled for 13 months until his death in from heart failure in Moscow in 1985. Chernenko had a son called Albert.


Preceded by
Yuri Andropov
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Mikhail Gorbachev